Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Spider-Man and Star Trek headline this week's DST releases

This week's offering list from Diamond Select Toys is packed full of Spidey movie collectables, a pair of awesomely retro (Mego-styled) Star Trek: The Next Generation figures, and a very cool steampunk flavored statue.

I hope we're going to see more ST:TNG stuff from DST in the future.
The company does a terrific job with it's properties and with the recent announcement of the Star Trek Selects line, the ball is most definitely rolling on A Trek toy resurgence.
Amazing Spider-Man Movie Resin StatueThe Wall-crawler is back! For their new statue based on the movie The Amazing Spider-Man, DST has taken Spidey's nickname to heart and placed him on the translucent base meant to simulate the sheer glass wall of a New York City skyscraper, for a variety of lighting possibilities. Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant, this statue stands 7.5 inches tall. (SRP: $125.00)
Amazing Spider-Man Movie Resin BustsThe new Amazing Spider-Man movie springs to 3-D life with three new resin busts from Diamond Select! Designed and sculpted by Gentle Giant, these busts of Spidey in his prototype costume, Spidey in his new movie duds and the ferocious Lizard range from 9 to 11 inches tall, each atop their own stylized base. Fit all three together to form your own movie display! (SRP: $79.99 each)

Star Trek: The Next Generation Retro Picard and Borg Figures
The toys may be from an older generation, but the characters are from the next one! DST's popular Retro Star Trek line -- inspired by the classic Mego figures of yesteryear and executed by the boys at EMCE Toys -- slingshots forward with its first two characters from "Star Trek: The Next Generation," the Enterprise's Captain Jean-Luc Picard and one of the series' most popular antagonists, a Borg! Each figure features full cloth outfits and stands 8" tall, and each comes packaged in a collector-friendly reusable clam shell package. (SRP: $19.99 each)

Femme Fatales: Steampunk Lexi PVC Statue
Wipe the steam off your goggles and behold the latest lovely-yet-lethal lady to join the ranks of the Femme Fatales! Springing from the thought-tanks at DST, Lexi is dressed in timeless steampunk fashions and wields a deadly-looking pistol. (She may be a modern woman, but she has very old-fashioned ideas about personal security.) This PVC statue stands 9 inches tall, with a sculpt by Sam Greenwell. Goggles by Wertham and Higglebottom, Ltd. (SRP: $45.00) 

Man I love that retro packaging on the Trek toys, awesome stuff. I'll be picking up both Picard and the Borg drone at my local shop this week, how about you?